Monday, April 11, 2016

Through My Lens

Chiang Doa, Thailand and the Rural Countryside

Chiang Doa is in the Chiang Mai Provence in the Northeastern part of Thailand.  It sits on the slopes of the Doi Chiang Dao Mountain (the third highest mountain in Thailand at 7,174 ft).  The name Chiang Doa means "City of Stars" .

Main Street

Our hotel ... Chiang Dow Hotel

The Water Tower behind the hotel ...

A local visitor climbing on the window sills of the neighboring building ...

Another local visiter ... The Spotted Dove

There are shops all along Main Street.  You can find anything you need or want at a very reasonable price :)

The kids would come over on their motor bike and ...

Join us for dinner across the street where they have the best Pad Thai ever ...

Out of the city limits you could see the Doi Chiang Doa peak in the background

This is all farm country and orange orchards are everywhere 

The Fearsome Foursome ...

Irrigation tanks ...

Bamboo Trees ... they are everywhere :)

Flowers at the roadside ...

Water Buffalo ... try as I may I couldn't get a good shot of the big boys horns :(

Hot Springs consisting of several concrete basins, Japanese Gardens with gazebo and changing room, showers and toilet. There is also a small restaurant and some domestic and wildlife in the area ...

If you look closely, there is an Egret flying by the tree ... it gives you a better idea of the size of everything around us ...

On a  neighborhood street ...

This was the dry season in Thailand so there were no crops in the fields, just the orchards, most of which had irrigation.  It was still beautiful, lush and green and the temperatures at this time of year are wonderful.  Cool in the shade, warm in the sun as we were in the mountains in the Northern part of the country.   We did find hot as we traveled south to Phuket :)


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  1. Great impression of a famous travel!
    Most I like the photos of the dove and the cat...

    Thanks for your visit and comment: The fungi have continued to grow on the fallen tree trunk. They have turned, that looks a little strange ...

  2. Loving travelling with you. Thank you so much.

  3. Hello, what a wonderful tour of Thailand. I love seeing the scenery, vegetation, birds and the people shots. The fearsome Foursome is cute! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

  4. Wow! What a great adventure in beautiful photography of a lovely country ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  5. Great post. If ever I travel there it would have to be in the same season as you. I cannot tolerate heat, especially humid heat. Looks like you had fun.

  6. How fortunate to be with people you know and not just in a tourist bus. You got to see places the tourists wouldn't be going, which gives a person the real flavor of the people and the land. Absolutely fascinating.

  7. each photo is fascinating, looks like a wonderful trip. I had friends go there but it was in the hot season.

  8. Lovely to see more from your travels to thiswonderful country.

  9. I got a virtual travel with you...Have a nice day.

  10. You most welcome to our place,if you are having a thought of it.Cheers.